About Newburgh

Here is Newburgh ‘at a glance’ to wet your appetite for the attractions of this picturesque Lancashire village.

  • The Parish covers an area of about 447 hectares (1104 acres) and the population is about 1000
  • The centre of the village is a conservation area. We’ve more than 40 listed buildings and many historic houses
  • We are past winners of the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition. We won the Champion Village Class for the second time in 2006, were highly commended in 2010 and won the Small Villages category in 2011.
  • Although we’re called “Newburgh” we have a long history. Most significant date is 1304 when the village was granted a Market Charter. We had a great 700th anniversary in 2004!
  • We’re not the only Newburgh – there are three more in the UK and we’re twinned with another in Newburgh, Indiana
  • We have our own Church of England church and there are churches for other denominations nearby. The Newburgh C of E School takes children from rising five to 11 years – and there is a nursery class and after-school care club.
  • Every June we have a big bash – it’s called Newburgh Fair and has its roots in the fourteenth century. Processions, bands, fete and lots of family fun. And in November the Lions have a magnificent bonfire and fireworks
  • Feel like a walk? Try one of our 14 footpaths or follow the heritage trail to see some outstanding houses. And observe our trees - there are more than 500 in the village
  • In Newburgh you can dance, sing, be a Lion, play football, run a long way, watch sport on a big screen, join the WI or Mothers Union
  • Children can be cub scouts, beavers, scouts, brownies, guides, rainbows or enjoy a nearby youth centre
  • Hungry? Tasty food at the Post office tea room (you’ll be sitting in the former Horse and Jockey Inn). And the Red Lion Hotel has a full range of lunches and dinners
  • See what else is available in Newburgh including Post Office services, groceries and household services 
  • And remember the Parish Council is the first tier of local government. Click here to see who’s who and what they do. And here to read the latest edition of Newburgh News.
  • Parish map courtesy of Lancashire County Council's Maps and Related Information Online (MARIO)